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Intrasexual competition as a potential influence on anabolic-androgenic steroid use initiation

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posted on 2022-12-12, 16:38 authored by Marc Harris, Michael Dunn, Tina Alwyn

 An  estimated  293,000  people  living  in  the  UK  have  used  Anabolic-androgenic  steroids. However, there is currently no intervention to reduce usage available in practice, or academic circulation throughout the UK. This study aimed to test a novel hypothesis that increased levels of  intrasexual  competition  may  play  an  important  influential  role  in  the  use  of  AASs. Significantly higher levels of intrasexual competition were evident in users compared to non-users but only in the novice group (0-2 years’ experience). The research provides evidence for intrasexual competition potentially influencing AAS use but only during the initial stages of usage. 

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Published in

Journal of Health Psychology

Publisher

Sage

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Citation

Harris, M., Dunn, M. and Alwyn, T. (2017) 'Intrasexual competition as a potential influence on anabolic-androgenic steroid use initiation', Journal of Health Psychology, p.1359105317692145.

Print ISSN

1359-1053

Electronic ISSN

1461-7277

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met Authors

Michael Dunn

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Applied Psychology and Behaviour Change

Copyright Holder

  • © The Publisher

Language

  • en

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